AMCOR PACKAGING COMPANY IN AUSTRALIA

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Subject Area:Management

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In the year 2017, Amcor had a total revenue of $11,974,993,00. This figure was inclusive of sales and other revenue. The total number of employees employed in Australia was 35,211. The Chief Executive officer whose title has been officiated to Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer is Mr. Ron Delia (Amcor Ltd-Retail). The chairman of the company is Mr. Graeme Liebelt. There are four divisions in the company which are the rigid plastics, flexibles, AMVIG and Discma. AMVIG is a manufacturer of Tobacco packaging in China. Amcor has 47. interest in AMVIG. Discma is concerned about the licensing of product packaging and is based in Swiss. HISTORY Amcor Packaging Company is a multinational enterprise that majors on packaging products. It has its headquarters in Australia at Melbourne, Victoria but has some subsidiary companies in more than 40 countries. Amcor provides a global solution to packaging on food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, personal, personal care goods and home products. They lead globally when it comes to packaging. The History of Amcor however can be traced from over 150 years ago in Melbourne. The history of Amcor was started by a young man from Yorkshire. The name of the man is Samuel Ramsden and he was a mason. This man came to Australia in 1860 together win the company of the bride to look for greener pastures in the new land. The man set up the first paper mill in Victoria at the Yarra River banks Melbourne. This company that he set up was popularly known as Australian Paper Manufacturers (APM).

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It was a blessing to many Australians and touched their lives. This was the first company that began collecting paper for recycling. They did this through the use of cart and horse. For this reason, the name of the company did not fit and it was decided that it should be changed. The name of the company was changed to Amcor Limited on 1st May 1986. The name is now known worldwide because of the popularity of the company in packaging innovation. Today, Amcor uses their expertise and knowledge about the needs of customers. They have continually produced packaging that is cost effective to consumers, appealing and which is sustainable to the environment. iii) Operational leadership They build quality, service and cost advantages through manufacturing and procurement. iv) Innovation They produce products that are differentiated.

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In addition, their processes across their business and services are differentiated. v) Cash and capital discipline They generate a strong cash flow and deploy it to increase the value for all the stake holder of the company. c) Values Safety They take care of each other so that every member of the company goes home safely each day. They also are responsible for keeping the environment in which they operate in clean and safe from pollutants. The following policies are what guides them. • Anti-bribery and corruption policy Amcor is very much against corruption and taking of bribes. The bribes and corruption can occur in three ways namely; facilitation payment, gifts and hospitality and dealing with third parties and intermediaries. The policy gives detailed information about how Amcor handles corruption and bribery under those areas.

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It also gives details about the issues that are left to be handled by the Board and those that they delegate to senior executives. • Disclosure policy This gives all the information that is needed for the disclosure of a matter including the legal position and materiality guidelines. • Environment policy This gives the guidelines that should be followed for ensuring the safety of the environment. • Executive committee charter Gives details about the composition and responsibilities of the executive committee. • Fraud policy Gives the guidelines for preventing fraud for all the members including the subsidiary companies. • Senior executive reward and evaluation policy Gives the guidelines about the remunerations and compensation of the executive employees. • Share trading policy • Shareholder communications policy This aims to ensure that there is effective communication among the shareholders. • Slavery and human trafficking statement Gives the steps taken by Amcor to prevent slavery and human trafficking.

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Products offered at Amcor Amcor Packaging Company has two main lines of packaging products. The two are rigid plastics and flexible. a) Flexible packaging for personal and homecare products Amcor Ltd is known to be worldwide supplier of film laminates and printed foil. The two are used for retail packaging for products that are used at home and for personal use. Examples of these products include single or multi-pack wipes, stand-up pouches, peel open pouches, unit-dose sachets retail distribution. Their printing quality is highest with up to ten colors. b) Pharmaceutical packaging An example of these products include stick packs, blister packs, strip packs and barrier laminations for pharmaceuticals. f) Food packaging Amcor Ltd produces food packaging that is flexible to a large number of food supplier worldwide. The packaging is innovative and made for fresh foods like bread, fish and processed foods like snacks and coffee.

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g) Flexible films for industrial applications Products like caps laminate, packaging for technical consumer goods like petrol stations, laminates used in industries and high barrier coatings. DIVESTMENTS AND ACQUISITIONS FOR AMCOR PACKAGING COMPANY 2017 Acquisitions • Plasticos • Sonoco Blow Molding • Hebei Qite Packaging 2016 Acquisitions • Nampak Flexibles • Souza Cruiz In-house packaging • Packaging India Private Limited • Encon • Deluxe Packages • BPI China • Alusa • Plastic Moulders Ltd 2015 Acquisitions • Bella Prima • Zhongshan TianCai 2014 Acquisitions • Jiangsi Group • Parry Enterprise India • Detmold 2013 Divestment • Amcor Australia and Packaging Distribution demerger Acquisitions • AGI-Shorewood’s Tobacco Packaging acquisition • Jiangsu Shenda Group packaging acquisition • Detmold Flexibles acquisition • Aluprint plant acquisition 2012 Acquisitions • Aluprint plant acquisition • Wayne Richardson Sales acquisition • Aperio Group acquisition 2011 Divestment • Amcor Glass Tubing Acquisition • Marfred Industries acquisition 2010 Divestment • Tobepal Acquisitions • Parts of Alcon Packaging from Rio Tinto, including the Global Pharmaceuticals, Food Europe, Food Asia and Global Tobacco businesses.

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• Ball Plastics Packaging Americans • B-Pack Due-a cast polyprolyne manufacturer in Italy SWOT ANALYSIS OF AMCOR Strengths One of the strengths if the company is its brand image. Such allegations could portray a bad picture about them and lead to negative publicity. Apart from the issue of pollution, alleged practices of cartels may destroy the image of Amcor. Opportunities There is a growing demand for the products of Amcor in Africa where it has not invested so much (Zigu). Most African countries are growing which makes it a good chance to invest there. The company has the opportunity for the acquisition of smaller companies which will make it possible to penetrate in markets that they have bot. The profitability of the company for that matter reduces. On the other hand, the scarcity of the raw materials means that their prices could go up.

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The increase in the price of raw materials means an increase in the products price. This can affect the sales of the company as well. Works Cited “Amcor-Product Landing. “Amcor Ltd-Retail. ” Market Research Reports and Analysis/ IBISWorld AU, https://www. ibisworld. com. au/australian-company-research reports/manufacturing/amcor-ltd-company.

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